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Imagining Pandora's Box

  1. 1. I m ag i n i n g Cross-grade collaboration & digital publishingSunday, November 11, 12 1AKA The Student Creative Jr
  2. 2. Matt Cauthron Digital Arts Technology Academy, Cathedral City High School Tw i t t e r : i m a g e m o n k i E m a i l : mcauthron@psusd.usSunday, November 11, 12 2
  3. 3. Pandora’s Box 2010-11 Imagine: Unicorns & Trashcans 2011-12 The Legend of Tahquitz Coming 2012-13Sunday, November 11, 12 3When I was in college...It’s an honor to have to opportunity to share this story of our little hometown collaborations.I hope that it offers some kind of inspiration for the types of tools you can use or ways thatyou can work together.
  4. 4. and a little on Digital PublishingSunday, November 11, 12 4It’s an honor to have to opportunity to share these TWO wonderful projects
  5. 5. Resource Page h t t p : / / b i t . l y / Q r P x LYSunday, November 11, 12 5
  6. 6. Fill Out a Card!Sunday, November 11, 12 6
  7. 7. Sunday, November 11, 12 7Here’s the 1st video!
  8. 8. The Big IdeaSunday, November 11, 12 8This project was designed in the Challenge Based Learning format. I was lucky enough to beselected as 1 of 18 educators from across the country to work w/Karen Cator and the AppleEducation team on the curriculum design side of the CBL framework.
  9. 9. To provide a collaborative learning experience between elementary and high school students, emphasizing a variety of art, technology, and 21st Century skills.Sunday, November 11, 12 9Mentoring, creative expression, problem solving, tech, communication, presentation
  10. 10. (and to create exposure for the high digital arts program)Sunday, November 11, 12 10Honestly, this IS important!
  11. 11. Inspiration: Wonderland By the Korean artist Yeondoo JungSunday, November 11, 12 11It is very intriguing how truly pure the creative mind’s of young children are and howimportant it is to provide learning experiences that exercise their creativity.
  12. 12. The ProcessSunday, November 11, 12 12It is more about the “Village” and the process vs. the product! About 100 Individuals!!!-working together collaboratively with a visual arts & technology focus was the foundation***When I pitched it to my students they were VERY excited by the possibility of working withyoung students in the schools they attended.
  13. 13. Story Pandora: By Di a sophomore with the guidance of Ex-Buena Vista Pictures VP, David Vogel Unicorns: As part of an all grade level wide writing contest for third graders Tahquitz: Being written from multiple perspectives by GATE middle schoolers w/a visit to Tahquitz CanyonSunday, November 11, 12 13*The story was selected by Mr. David Vogel, ex-President of Buena Vista Pictures.I worked with Taylor for several weeks storyboarding and breaking down multipleversions of the story to accommodate the age group. I honestly lost track of how manyversions we wrote... luckily we had access to so typing could occur in ‘theCloud.’
  14. 14. Collaboration After the story is revised, Di students visit Rio Vista 3rd graders to read the story & sketch the segments.Sunday, November 11, 12 14These are their thinking faces
  15. 15. Artwork PSUSD VPA Specialist returns to add color to the drawingsSunday, November 11, 12 15Without the coordination & assistance of Louisa as the Visual & Performing Arts specialist,this project may not ever have gotten of the ground.
  16. 16. Digital Artwork Di students scan all the art, then shoot and edit their interpretations of itSunday, November 11, 12 16Not knowing who the models will be is half the fun. Unicorns required help from one of ourVPs and Academy math teacher
  17. 17. Presentation After digital artwork is created, Di students return to RV to present their work to the whole grade level.Sunday, November 11, 12 17Sometimes elementary students are the tuffest audience! I’ve had kids up speaking in publicbefore, but this time it was interesting to see them more nervous then when speaking toadults.
  18. 18. Revision Di students make further edits to their work after presenting and in preparation for publishingSunday, November 11, 12 18Seeing and speaking about their work (to a tuff client) provided opportunity for reflection andrevision
  19. 19. Audio As we’re working at RV we run a little auditionSunday, November 11, 12 19
  20. 20. Video Intro Created in After Effects by advanced Di studentsSunday, November 11, 12 20Now this small piece becomes important as we build the iBook!
  21. 21. Media Di students then compile the text & imagery for print, digital books, and videoSunday, November 11, 12 21Available in PRINT and iPad on Blurb.comand with NARRATION on
  22. 22. The Solution(s)Sunday, November 11, 12 221. Presenting their work at Rio Vista2. Sharing their work with a local AND global community3. Publishing their work for students and the world to see in a professional manner
  23. 23. Sunday, November 11, 12 23Blurb and issuu-Available in print, pdf, iBook, or online w/narration-Wanted to make sure that it was accessible for everyone as print = $$$
  24. 24. Sunday, November 11, 12 24Interactive and shareable iBooks for the iPad! JUMP TO IT!!!
  25. 25. Sunday, November 11, 12 25Video shared on Vimeo and entered into contests...Wait! But thats not all folks!
  26. 26. Sunday, November 11, 12 26With Unicorns we also involved local Coachella Valley artists...
  27. 27. Unicorns: Exhibit @ Walter Marks Center for the ArtsSunday, November 11, 12 27all coming together as a multi-age gallery show!
  28. 28. AwardsSunday, November 11, 12 28These honors can be used by all students on their resumes for college and scholarships!
  29. 29. ReflectionsSunday, November 11, 12 29I would really like to find further opportunities to establish a peer system for projects like thisto continue in Cathedral City schools or PSUSD.
  30. 30. “It was really fun working on Pandora’s Box because I like Greek mythology. It was fun working with the high school students, too.” - Fayth Clayton, Rio Vista 4th GraderSunday, November 11, 12 30FUNLikes Greek MythologyWorking with others
  31. 31. “I enjoyed getting to use my imagination and turning it into a story about helping the environment.” - Karaina Perkins, Rio Vista 3rd GraderSunday, November 11, 12 31ImaginationHelping the environment
  32. 32. “I felt great pride seeing my daughters written work come to life through the use of media and artwork. This whole story has expanded way beyond my wildest expectations and created a memorable experience of a lifetime for my daughter.” - Lisa Perkins, Mother of the authorSunday, November 11, 12 32ImaginationHelping the environment
  33. 33. “I had to practice really hard and make my voice sound interesting. It was fun working with the high school students because I had never done that before.” - Brooke Civitarese, Rio Vista 3rd GraderSunday, November 11, 12 33Practicing audio recordingWorking with others
  34. 34. “The experience with the 3rd graders at Rio vista was interesting. Communication was majorly important, listening to the kids and providing input for their sketches, while explaining to them what they needed to draw was challenging. My word was "Fear" and explaining what the word meant to them and how to draw it out on paper took a lot of thinking and brainstorming. It was fun listening to the kids and all their amazingly creative ideas.” -Kimberlyn Gonzalez, DATA Di JuniorSunday, November 11, 12 34CommunicationListeningExplainingConceptualizingThinking
  35. 35. “Pandora’s Box was an awesome collaboration. My favorite part was when we went back to Rio Vista and presented our digital work in the order of the story. I loved how excited all the children got when we showed them the final product. I felt accomplished.” - Jasmine Mikulak, DATA Di SeniorSunday, November 11, 12 35Presenting creativityAccomplishment
  36. 36. “Both projects were a great experience. I got to work with a diverse group to bring stories to life and think deeply about ways to collaborate with kids while using our imaginations. They were priceless experiences that provided a whole new perspective on how other people read and view stories.” - Alvaro Jimenez, DATA Di JuniorSunday, November 11, 12 36ThinkingCollaboratingStoryimagination
  37. 37. "My students were so excited about teaming with the high school students for this project. They asked me everyday when they were coming back to share their pictures. My class discussed the types of jobs that someone who had these technical skills might aspire to in the future. It was a great time of collaboration and mentoring!" -Joel Bible, Rio Vista 3rd Grade TeacherSunday, November 11, 12 37
  38. 38. “The cross age collaboration is a brilliant teaching strategy in that it effectively benefits all parties involved. The elementary students are able to learn from their high school mentors, both in technique and with strategy for  approaching the project.  The high school students in turn, greatly increase in maturity and poise as they coach and advise the younger students.  They also have the privilege of seeing their work interpreted by professional artists, which is a career path many of them are heading towards.  The adult professionals so enjoy the opportunity to revisit their artistic past, and bring their current sophistication and experience to bear on the project. The fact of the matter is that all three groups of artists are producing artwork that is equally as valuable and viable…all that is different is their unique perspectives on the same piece of literature, and how they manifest that perspective into various mediums.” -Louisa Castrodale, PSUSD Visual & Performing Arts SpecialistSunday, November 11, 12 38
  39. 39. So, What’s Next?Sunday, November 11, 12 39I would really like to find further opportunities to establish a peer system for projects like thisto continue in Cathedral City schools or PSUSD.
  40. 40. The Legend of Tahquitz Tying local Agua Caliente culture to the Student Creative global collab, MyThologySunday, November 11, 12 40Local cultural myth tied into our Student Creative global collaboration, MyThology
  41. 41. Don’t let me forget!Sunday, November 11, 12 41
  42. 42. Digital Publishing Print pdf HTML ePub, eReader iBook / iBookstore Mobile appsSunday, November 11, 12 42We are certainly on the cusp of a huge revolution in the book industry. Good and badMost important to keep in mind is how your audience is going to view it!
  43. 43. My Resource Page h t t p : / / b i t . l y / Q r P x LYSunday, November 11, 12 43